Cascade Spice Japanese Iris

Iris ensata 'Cascade Spice'

Fancy ruffled white flowers with an outer band of purple bloom long over spring and summer. Makes a strong vertical element for beds and borders as buds rise on stiff stems above the bladed foliage. A superior cut flower that's equally ideal for water gardens. Herbaceous perennial. Full sun. Moderate growth to 2 to 3 ft. tall, 18 in. wide.
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Botanical PronunciationEYE-ris en-SA-tuh
LoreJapanese irises are typically the latest of iris to bloom, about a month after Siberian irises.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 24 to 36 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring and Summer
Design IdeasWater iris will grow well in water gardens or in low, soggy ground. A great plant for backyard ponds or larger container water gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Clump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Key FeatureShowy Flowers for Wet Soils

Provide organically rich, humusy, acidic, moisture retentive soil. Maintain evenly moist soil in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, tolerates soggy soils and standing water in growing season; reduce soil moisture in winter to prevent root rot. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.

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